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February 2017 Arts Around the Fire

A Grant Workshop lead by the new RISCA Director of Individual Artists’ Programs at the RI State Council on the Arts Mollie Flanagan
Tuesday, February 21st
5-6pm
Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Ave
Arts Around the Fire will continue across Bellevue Avenue at Griswolds to meet Mollie and congregate with other artists and patrons from 6-8pm.
Arts Around the Fire is an opportunity for artists, writers, performers and audiences to engage with colleagues about events and accomplishments in the Newport County cultural community and learn about new ideas and good work being done.
Arts Around the Fire features a cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres donated by Griswolds and an informal atmosphere where artists and art lovers can connect.  The Alliance thanks Griswolds and the Newport Art Museum for their hospitality.
 Sign up for the Alliance newsletter or become a supporting member of the Alliance, a coalition of individuals and non-profits committed to the advancement of arts and culture in Newport County.  Each of the events on February 21st is free and open to the public.
Arts Behind the Scenes featuring St. John Church’s historic Hook and Hastings Organ

Arts Behind the Scenes featuring St. John Church’s historic Hook and Hastings Organ

presented by Organist and Choirmaster, Peter Stoltzfus Berton
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Saturday, March 18th 3:00 pm
Saint John the Evangelist Church
61 Poplar St, Newport, RI
at the corner of Washington and Willow Streets

 

The organ was built in 1894 and consists of 1,769 pipes in the organ chamber. The largest pipe is 16 ft. long in speaking length (not counting the “foot”), 18 inches square, and made of maple. The smallest pipe is a half inch long in speaking length, about 1/16 inch in diameter, and made of tin and lead. Modern electronic circuits have replaced some of the mechanical operations but no frequency is enhanced or created by electronic or digital simulation, excepting one temporary replacement (the Pedal Trombone) while original pipes and chest are being restored.

Mr. Berton will discuss the electrification of the organ and well as some of the plans for future restoration. He will perform a brief musical demonstration photo-180of the instrument’s resources, a discussion of the application of modern technology to an old instrument with integrity, and allow for Q&A and attendees to both tour the interior mechanisms and play the instrument.

As with the summer organ recital series he has performed at the church the past three summers, video cameras and a PSBreddoorprojector screen will take the audience right into the action during this event.

$10 for ACA Members and $12 for non-ACA members
RSVP as space is limited.


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